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Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande

Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande

(2007)
A collection of poems by

 
In a Whitmanesque voice that aims toward American universals, while remaining grounded in his Chicano ancestry, Jimmy Santiago Baca explores the cycles of the seasons and the cycles of life in beautiful and accessible poems.

In Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande, Jimmy Santiago Baca continues his daily pilgrimage through the meadows, riverbanks, and bosques of the Rio Grande where winter dies, spring explodes, and inextricable links between the human spirit and the natural world are revealed - "the river and I see through each other's skins / behind the eyes into the tunnels of water-bone and rushing marrow."

These poems expand upon those in Baca's Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande - his visions of love and loss, poverty and renewal, redemption and war are reflected in the rocks, trees and animals of his beloved New Mexico. In Spring Poems the words of the river "rise around thorny thickets / then descend again into the burbling stubble," and the poet surrenders himself to this place where his own words are woven by "a thumb-nail-sized yellow spider/ with poppy seed eyes."

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0-8112-1685-3 / 978-0-8112-1685-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Spring Poems Along the Rio Grande (New Directions Paperbook)
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher: New Directions
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